Hormonal Treatment of Endocrine-Dependent Tumours: Clinical Considerations

  • F. Boccardo
  • E. Verri
  • P. Guglielmini
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Today hormone therapies still aim at interfering with the mitogenic action of sexual hormones. Basically this aim can be attained through the inhibition of the synthesis of steroid hormones. In this way target cells are spared the trophic stimulus represented by those hormones (“ablative hormone thera-py”). Otherwise, it is possible to affect the link between sexual hormones and their receptors, and to interfere with one or more stages of the transcription process (“competitive hormone therapy”).


Breast Cancer Prostate Cancer Endometrial Cancer Clin Oncol Advanced Breast Cancer 


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